Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Maryland county tries to recruit more male teachers
On NBC Washington, Aaron Gilchrist reported on the low percentage of male teachers, in the Prince Georges County (MD) high schools.
Less than 25% of teachers even in high school in the county and many other areas are male. The percentage of male teachers is even lower in elementary school. (In some areas, like Nokesville VA, school systems are experimenting with putting grades 1-8 – elementary and middle school; in others, middle and high schools are combined as “secondary”).
When I was in high school (10th grade started in 1958), I had a male for English in 10th grade, History in 11th, and both physics and chemistry. The chess club sponsor was a male English teacher.